Results for burden

Definitions of burden:

part of speech: noun

Part of a song repeated at the end of every stanza, refrain.

part of speech: noun

A load: weight: cargo: that which is grievous, oppressive, or difficult to bear.

part of speech: verb

To lay on a load; to oppress.

part of speech: verb transitive

To load; to lay a weight upon; to put too much upon; hence, to oppress. Also, burthen.

part of speech: verb transitive

To load: to oppress: to encumber.

part of speech: noun

Sometimes written burthen, something carried; a load; something grievous or oppressive; the prevailing sentiment in a song; the chorus; a ship's capacity for carrying.

part of speech: noun

That which is borne or carried; a load; something grievous, wearisome, or oppressive; a chorus or refrain; a topic of conversation; the gist of a matter.

Usage examples for burden:

  • I am too great a burden "The Eye of Dread", Payne Erskine
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